Tales From Netflix are DVD reviews, where I tell you where you should put a disc in your Netflix rental queue - placing it at the top, burying it at the bottom, or not even bothering in the first place.
THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT
Sci-fi tale of an astronaut for hire, made on a shoesrting budget. Imaginative, but wallows a bit too much in it's musical tendencies...
Oh, and I can't get over how much the main actor (the astronaut), looks like Hugh Jackman's Wolverine...
Put this one at the BOTTOM or your QUEUE
DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO
Holy shit this was one funny movie! Stupid, potty, gigolo humor, but wayyyy better than expected. The original was fun, but this one is great! Long live the secret society of man-whores!
Put DUECE at the TOP of your QUEUE
EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE
My wife had never seen these classic Eastwood action/comedy romps, so it was high time to watch this 1978 classic again.
It was a solid, and unexpectedly less "slick" than I remembered (that was the over-the-top sequel, see next). Great film!
Put this one at the TOP of your QUEUE
ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN
Any which takes all of the elements of the original and has more fun with them. Perhaps too much fun, but a must see for the uninitiated. The original is better in almost every way though...
Put this sequel in the MIDDLE of your QUEUE
LEPRECHAUN: BACK 2 THA HOOD
Actually caught this one on cable, so it's a bit of a cheat, I would've never rented it... That said, the reason we ended up watching it, besides being horror nuts, was that it was actually pretty entertaining.
After looking this one up (and as the title implies), it turns out this 2003 film is actually the second Leprechaun movie "in the hood"... who knew?
Put this one in the BOTTOM of your QUEUE
MR AND MRS SMITH
You'd be hard pressed to have more fun with a movie. It, I'm sure, plays better to those who've actually been married. If the final act would've been better, this would have been incredible. It's still very good! Pitt and Jolie have great chemistry, and director Liman is one of my faves.
Put the Smith's at the TOP of your QUEUE!
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Liked this better than I thought. It does get annoying to see every other cg character based on and voiced by Tom Hanks, but the cg train ride is a spectacular experience at times, and the North Pole is a mild treat.
Put EXPRESS in the MIDDLE of your QUEUE
This is a thro-away slasher flick, based on boarders at an abandoned lodge/slope, but it's a lot of fun. Basically, a skier is out to whack boarders for breakin the rules of the slope... yes it's whacky (get it?)!!
Put SHREDDER at the TOP of your QUEUE (If you like campy-fun slasher flicks like Scream or Club Dread)
Another one I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed! I'd heard nothing but bad things about this, and sure it's a comic book movie, not based on a comic book, but that doesn't stop if from having campy fun with the superhero genre, and there's a great cast.
Put SKY HIGH at the TOP of your QUEUE
With Rockstar turning this 1978 cult classic into a video game, and my vague memories from it's original release promotions, with all the crazy gang get ups, it was high time to check this one out. Really glad I did, it was an original premise, that pits a gang of nine against a city, and takes you along for the ride!
Put THE WARRIORS at the TOP of your QUEUE